Wilderness First Aid Courses
Wilderness First Aid
Taken with permission from
The Backpacker's Field Manual
by Rick Curtis
published by Random House
This material is taken from Chapter 9 - First Aid & Emergency Care from The Backpackers Field Manual by Rick Curtis.
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Watch NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute Instructors in action as they go through all the steps of a complete humerus and elbow split.
The foundation of any medical assessment is a thorough, organized patient assessment. Watch NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute Instructors in action as they model this process. All WMI courses build on this foundational skill preparing you to respond in a wilderness environment.
HEART Wilderness First Aid Class reading material.
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course
Dates: Sun. 1/28/2018 (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), 1/29 - 2/3/2018 (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sun. 2/4/2017 (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Location: Jadwin A06
Outdoor Action is offering a full Wilderness First Responder Course on campus during Intersession. WFR is heavily subsidized for OA Leaders! If you have completed leader training and led atleast 1 multi-day OA trip, the cost is only $75
Why Should You Take WFR?
- You travel in the backcountry as a OA Leader
OA First Aid
Whether you want to be prepared for an emergency on campus, at home, or when traveling in the wilderness, make sure you have the proper training to safeguard yourself and others. CPR and an approved wilderness first aid course can help prepare you to handle a first aid emergency.
Understanding how to use epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylactic reactions due to insect bites or food allergies can be an immediate life-saving measure. Under the NJ Higher Education Epinephrine Emergency Treatment Act colleges in New Jersey are permitted to train students and others to provide epinephrine injections in the event of a life-threatening emergency. All OA Leaders are required to complete this training.
HEART (Health Education and Rescue Training) Wilderness First Aid is an intensive course that covers patient examination and evaluation, body systems and anatomy, wound care, splinting, environmental emergencies, and backcountry medicine. Hands-on simulations provide first-hand training in treating patients.